Veon sells Russian operation to management

Netherlands-based holding company Veon has sold its Russian operation VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, to its management. The company said that following a competitive process, it had entered into an agreement to sell its Russian operations to certain senior members of the management team led by current CEO Aleksander Torbakhov. The management buy-out […]

Veon to sell Russia’s Beeline

Dutch-based telecom holding company Veon has said that it is conducting a competitive sales process in relation to its Russian operations. Veon operates the VimpelCom Beeline-branded multiplay operator in Russia. “Veon’s management is currently exploring options in an effort to ensure that an optimal outcome is achieved for all relevant stakeholders, including Veon, its Russian […]

Telecom Armenia taps Ateme for TV refresh

Telecom Armenia, which operates under Veon’s Beeline brand, has tapped technology outfit Ateme to provide its OTT video-delivery solution to enable a re-launch of the Armenian telco’s TV offering.  According to Ateme, with a legacy system in place, Telecom Armenia identified a need for a new video-delivery solution as part of a planned service refresh […]

Beeline launches ‘4in1’ streaming and pay TV combination

Russian service provider Vimpelcom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has launched a new ‘four-in-one’ package that aggregates local streaming services, ViP Play and Ivi along with its own Beeline TV offering. The operator says that the combined offering gives users a deep discount on subscribing to all four services separately. gives Beeline […]

Russia’s Beeline sees boost from TV as COVID-19 hits mobile

Russian service provider Veon, which operates the Beeline brand, saw its TV subscriber base jump by over half in the year to June 30, taking it to over 2.3 million subscribers. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its quarterly results, Co-CEO Kaan Terzioglu said that Veon’s Beeline digital TV customer base was “now 50% […]

Beeline adds SVOD offering, names new CFO

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand has launched National Media Group-owned subscription video-on-demand offering Bilayn TV ( on its platform., which is aimed at a broad family audience, includes premieres of Russian series ahead of their terrestrial TV airing and international series at the time of their international release, along […]

Beeline updates cloud gaming service with Nvidia

Russian service provider VimpelCom, which operates under the Beeline brand, has updated its cloud gaming service, Beeline Gaming with technology from Nvidia. The operator has used Nvidia’s GeForce Now technology to extend its gaming reach to owners of computers that do not meet the system requirements to support modern gamines. Users can register with Beeline […]

Upstart Armenian operator TEAM wins approval to acquire Veon’s Beeline business

TelecomArmenia (TEAM), a new telecommunications company in Armenia, has won approval from regulators to buy Dutch operator Veon’s business in the country. TEAM was launched in April by brothers Hayk and Aleksandr Yesayan as a new player providing TV and internet services in Armenia. The brothers co-founded Ucom, one of Armenia’s largest telcos, as business […]

ER-Telecom and Beeline make new appointments

Russian service provider ER-Telecom has named a new chairman and set about reorganising its structure across the country. The service provider has named Andrey Semerikov as chairman, replacing Elena Ivashentseva who will continue to sit on the company’s board. Semerikov served as CEO of ER-Telecom from 2001-18, after which he became deputy chairman. He also […]

Torbakhov in as CEO at Beeline Russia

Veon has appointed Alexander Torbakhov as the CEO of Beeline, its Russian telecommunications business. Starting on April 6, Torbakhov will replace Vasyl Latsanych, who was announced to be leaving in February. However, this succession process has been accelerated, with Latsanych initially set to depart in June. Torbakhov joins with more than 25 years of experience, […]

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